Icelandic wildlife photos – #5 Fulmar

Fulmars are cliff-dwelling birds that can be seen in many places in Iceland.

In the photos below, the female was staying with her nest while the male bird was trying to bring food back to her. The nest is situated deep within a cliff at Vík. The male bird kept attempting to land, but could not as he was caught in winds. This went on for several minutes. Eventually the female started calling to him, possibly to guide him with her voice or possibly because she was just hungry. He finally did land and give her the food. It made me realise how hard their lives are.

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